Riesling

2016 - Te Muna Road Vineyard
Martinborough

Riesling

2016 - Te Muna Road Vineyard , Martinborough

Produced from a small planting of riesling planted on the higher terrace of Te Muna Road Vineyard, this wine exhibits a juicy texture that is distinctly Martinborough.

$27.95

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$27.95

Cancel If you place your order between the 21st December 2017 and 8th January 2018 your order will not be dispatched until 9th January 2018 - this is due to our warehouse being closed for the Christmas period. We are apologising for the inconvenience.

Produced from a small planting of riesling planted on the higher terrace of Te Muna Road Vineyard, this wine exhibits a juicy texture that is distinctly Martinborough.

Composed elegance

Composed elegance

These grapes were hand-picked and whole bunch pressed, then fermented cool and left on lees for some four months after vintage resulting in a deeply expressive wine with poise and elegance.

About

91 Points

"So pretty and lively with lovely pure fruit: citrussy and fine with nice texture and some tangerine detail. Lovely elegance and really pretty fruit, with a touch of sweetness on the finish."

Jamie Goode

January 2017

2016

Pale straw with green hues. Beautifully expressive aromatics of mandarin, nectarine and jasmine. The palate has a softness to it with rich yellow fruits tempered by lime-like acidity and chalky phenolics towards the very long, dry finish.

Aperitif

1-10 years from vintage

100%

Closed top stainless steel tanks

Inoculated

El Niño, warm and dry. Excellent.

21.4

71 hl/ha average

100%

2014

Pale straw with green hues. Lifted aromatics of lime, fragrant peach and citrus blossom. The precise fruit profile of ripe citrus combined with nervy acidity creates an elegant and soft mouth feel.

Aperitif

Up to 10 years from vintage

Warm and early.

19.8 average

76 hl/ha

100%

100%

Closed top stainless steel tanks

Inoculated and indigenous

French oak barriques

2013

Pale straw with green hues. Intense aromatics of orange blossom, lime peel and jasmine. Fresh and pure flavours on the palate with a lovely phenolic backbone providing length and textural interest.

Light Asian dishes

Up to 10 years from vintage

Warm and dry, excellent.

20.5 average

69 hl/ha

100%

100%

Closed top stainless steel tanks

Inoculated and indigenous

3 months

2012

Bright straw with green hues. Complex intense aromas of lemon, lime, rose and blossom. On the palate a rich core of sweet fruit is held together by lovely acidity creating a long finish showing minerality and some talcum powder notes.

Aperitif

Up to 10 years from vintage

Cool, light crops, late harvest.

21.4 average

46 hl/ha

100%

100%

Combination of French oak barriques and stainless steel tanks

Inoculated and indigenous

French oak barriques

2011

Bright straw with vivid green hues. Aromas of lychee, lemon, rose and jasmine combine for a very attractive nose. On the palate a tango between sweet tangerine and lime infused acidity provides great balance. A talcum powder like texture moves to a flinty, mineral stone noted finish.

Aperitif

1-3 years from vintage

Mild,dry, excellent.

21.2 average

47 hl/ha

100%

100%

Stainless steel tanks

Inoculated

3 months

2010

Very pale straw with green hints. A richly fragrant wine with stonefruit, floral, spice, sherbert, mandarin and lime notes amongst others. Flavours of citrus and stonefruit, spice and a hint of florals follow. The palate is classic in structure beginning rich and fruit sweet and finishing dry and moreish. A wave of limey acidity and a fine chalky grain draw out the finish.

Aromatic spicy seafood dishes

Up to 8 years from vintage

Very cool, late, light crops.

20.5 average

35 hl/ha

100%

100%

Stainless steel tanks

Inoculated

3 months

2009

Made as naturally as possible, the wine has a deep pale straw colour with a complex array of grilled peach, cream, melon and floral aromas, and just a hint of vanilla pod. The palate is rich and rounded, full of stonefruit, flowers, smoky earth and shortbread. Soft natural acidity foils the touch of residual sugar, a hint of chalk and flint lead into a deep and intriguing finish.

Aromatic spicy seafood dishes

Up to 8 years from vintage

Dry, hot summer, cool finish, excellent.

21.6 average

33 hl/ha

100%

100%

French oak puncheons

Indigenous

French oak puncheons

2008

Very pale straw colour. Aromas of roses, talc, fresh nectarine and orange zest. The palate is filled with stone fruit, lime and honey characters. Subtle at first, the palate builds in body and intensity. The distinctly chalky texture, characteristic of the vineyard, leads to a refreshing dry finish.

Aperitif and light entrees

Up to 6 years from vintage

Warm, dry, balanced crops, exceptional.

20.8 avergae

41 hl/ha

100%

100%

Stainless steel tanks

Inoculated

4 months

2007

Pale colour with lemon highlights. Vibrant stone fruit aromas with floral jasmine and rose notes and a powdery talcum impression. The palate is fresh with concentrated nectarine, grapefruit and floral characters combined with juicy acidity and a distinct chalky texture. The wine is bright and persistent with strong fruit flavours and a refreshing finish.

Aperitif and light entrees

Up to 5 years from vintage

Cool, sunny, light crops.

22.5 average

8 hl/ha

100%

100%

Stainless steel tanks

Inoculated

3 months

2006

Pale straw with green flecks. Classic Te Muna Road aromatics; an array of citrus florals, mandarin and talc. These characters carry through to the palate with rich mandarin, citrus and stone fruit notes that dominate in a bright and softly chalky texture. The wine finishes crisply with a delicate powdery caress.

Aperitif and shellfish

Up to 5 years from vintage

Warm, classic, moderate crops.

21.5 average

35 hl/ha

100%

100%

Stainless steel tanks

Inoculated

3 months

2005

Green tinged pale straw colour. The aromatics display ripe stonefruit, floral notes of lime oil and a sherbet candy character. There is a sweet floral and tropical feel to the palate. Crisp, juicy acidity enlivens the apple and ripe lime flavours. Finishes vibrantly with a distinct chalky feel to the palate.

Aperitif and poultry

Up to 5 years from vintage

Moderate temperatures, damp, low cropping.

22.4 average

35 hl/ha

100%

100%

Stainless steel tanks

Inoculated

4 months

2004

Soft straw in colour, with flashes of green. Delicate floral aroma, exhibiting granny smith apple and citrus blossom notes. The palate is clean and tight, exhibiting citrus and apple flavours, held together by taut fresh acidity. Clean and bright with notes of fine sweet lemon on the finish.

Aperitif and shellfish

Up to 5 years from vintage

Cool damp summer, late dry spell.

20.8 average

37 hl/ha

100%

100%

Stainless steel tanks

Inoculated

2003

In its youth the wine is pale straw colour with bright lime green hints. The aromas are dominated by fragrant orange blossom, peach and slightly dried nectarine character, quite complex for such young vines. On the palate the wine is forward and rich initially with ripe gala apple, stonefruit and orange flavours predominant.

Aperitif and shellfish

Up to 6 years from vintage

21.2 average

12 hl/ha

100%

100%

Stainless steel tanks

Inoculated

4 months

TE MUNA ROAD VINEYARD

TE MUNA ROAD VINEYARD

Martinborough

41° 16' 41.3"S

175° 29' 3.7"E

The Te Muna Road Vineyard is located some 7 kilometres outside of the Martinborough township. The vineyard consists of two distinct terraces, the higher comprising very old, stony clay infused soils perfect for Pinot Noir and the lower terrace of younger stony soils interleaved with limestone – providing an excellent environment for Sauvignon Blanc.